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Poster: Reade Date: Feb 6, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-29-73 A must listen

My kingdom for a link. Here it is, along with my post from 10/29 last:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-10-29.sbd.miller.32352.sbeok.flac16

I confess a bias towards '72-'73 era shows that contain Dark Stars. Just because PT (playing time) is limited.
A show like this exposes the flaw in that practice.
Played in the Kiel Auditorium, not to be confused with the Opera House of the same name, this barn (no longer standing) was the former home to Bob Pettit's St. Louis Hawks, before that NBA franchise moved to Atlanta in the late 60's.

Having made it's first appearance only earlier in the year, Eyes of the World is still not fully formed here. No 10/19 or 8/6/74 renditions on this night; still there is a bright freshness to the performance. It's as if the band and Jerry in particular were very ripe for a new tune to jam on, to go cascading out into the 15 minute range or so with, one that wasn't Playin,' or Dark Star, TOO, etc.
Jer's fingers just dance over his fretboard as he's clearly delighted to be breaking this new tune in, and tell me if you've ever heard his vocals any sweeter on China Doll than this night.
A likewise wonderful treat in the second set has Truckin' dissolving into nothingness around the 10-11 m. mark. From there they build something out of nothing with a nifty little free form, uptempo jam for about the next seven minutes.
Pretty fun in a very '73 kinda way.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 6, 2011 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-29-73 A must listen

Sorry about that.

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